Coronavirus rises sharply in Brighton and Hove Brighton News

Cases in the city increased by more than 150% during the week ending last Thursday.

The increase comes as Boris Johnson delayed the end of coronavirus restrictions in England for up to four weeks.

He warned that not delaying the easing of restrictions could lead to thousands of deaths and unbearable pressure on the NHS.

During the week ending June 10, 180 cases were found in Brighton and Hove. The previous week, 70 cases had been found in the city.

The rate in the city is now 62 per 100,000 inhabitants, which is slightly lower than the UK average of 70.

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What is driving the increase?

Data from the Brighton and Hove City Council website shows a dramatic increase in the number of cases among people aged 15 to 29.

On June 1, the rate of confirmed cases of Covid per 100,000 people in this age group was 38.6. As of June 8, the latest data available, which stood at 87.1.

Delaying the easing of the lockdown will give the NHS more time to deliver crucial Covid-19 jabs, Boris Johnson said as the Covid-19 vaccine schedule was accelerated.

The goal of offering jabs to all adults by the end of July has been brought forward to July 19, with people over 23 in England able to book their jabs from today.


What about primary schools?

The week before last, the largest increase in the city was seen among children aged 0-14.

The rates have remained much the same since then. The current rate in this age group is now 40.4.

The proportion of students attending schools plummeted in the week leading up to midterm amid concerns over the Delta variant of the coronavirus, government figures show.

About 88% of public school students were in class on May 27, up from 91% on May 20, according to statistics from the Department of Education (DfE).

What about the elderly?

Coronavirus rates among people aged 60 and over have remained low since the wave earlier this year.

The number of people with Covid per 100,000 inhabitants in the city is now 1.9, down from 0. This rate has fluctuated between similar levels for months.

Professor Adam Finn, of the University of Bristol and a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI), told BBC Breakfast that there is “very promising evidence” that vaccines are now starting to break the veil. link between infection and serious illness. .

“I think we are seeing a situation where there are fewer seriously ill people against the background of an increasing number of infections, and that is extremely encouraging.”

Are people hospitalized?

Not a lot. Government data published on the Brighton and Hove City Council website shows that there have not been more than five hospitalized patients with confirmed covid in city hospitals in a single day since April 2.


When the rate is this low, the virus is said to be “removed”.

The last time more than five confirmed patients were admitted to intensive care in a single day at Royal Sussex County Hospital or Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital was March 12.

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